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Re: Change a 54 Panel to a Suburban
tclederman #1376931 Sun Sep 13 2020 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
Gosh, you purists are very concerned with changes in outward appearances?

What about when you/someone changes interior appearance/equipment and/or drive-train parts and/or steering/suspension parts?

"to each, their own" [idioms.thefreedictionary.com]

I like them the way that GM made them (at least appearance - a change to a later Stovebolt engine is OK by me). Hmmm. I guess I am not really a purist? dang

Changes is one thing; wholesale transformation to an entirely different model is another. Kind of like the difference between your wife applying a new lipstick color, or getting a plastic surgery to completely alter her appearance and make her look like an entirely different person.


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Re: Change a 54 Panel to a Suburban
laybacklenny #1376935 Sun Sep 13 2020 09:57 PM
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wholesale transformation - like an all different suspension/steering and/or an all different drive train?


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Re: Change a 54 Panel to a Suburban
tclederman #1376977 Mon Sep 14 2020 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
wholesale transformation - like an all different suspension/steering and/or an all different drive train?

A Panel with a different suspension or drive train is still a Panel. Its basic essence or identity is still intact.

Again, the cosmetic surgery analogy: If my wife gets a tummy tuck, that's an improvement that still leaves her basic self intact. Ditto for driveability improvements on a vehicle.
But if my wife gets an entirely new face or body to the point where she's unrecognizable as her former self, well that's just extreme and weird. Ditto for changing a panel into a Suburban.

I mean, how would most guys like it if their wife suddenly looked like Jennifer Lopez? ;-) pix grin thumbs_up


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Re: Change a 54 Panel to a Suburban
laybacklenny #1377229 Wed Sep 16 2020 02:02 AM
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There's a 1 ton panel converted to school bus for sale in the trucks for sale forum.
It has windows in the rear , it will give you some ideas.
I would search for a suburban if that is what you're wanting.

Tim


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Re: Change a 54 Panel to a Suburban
bowtietim #1377390 Thu Sep 17 2020 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bowtietim
There's a 1 ton panel converted to school bus for sale in the trucks for sale forum.

Tim

Thanks Tim! Here it is:

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...-3800-suburban-for-sale-8500.html#UNREAD

PS: Always glad to see guys hacking up those panel trucks. It just makes my unmolested unit that much more valuable ;-)

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